Thursday, July 23, 2015

TDF 2015 Day 18

Bill was a good sport and held the quilt up as best as he could.  (We decided to build a quilt holder in the sewing room for future photo shoots!)  The quilt sure is pretty!
I carded up the rest of the Gulf Native Fleece fiber.  I turn it into a batt from the carder first. 
Then I split it open by ripping it down the side but not all the way;  then I rip it back up a few inches over and so on so the whole batt is in one long section. 
Then I attenuate (a fancy fiber word for stretch it out!) the fat rope into one long, light rope called a roving.   
After I do this for all the batts I make, I weigh them and set them into equal piles for my two ply yarn. 
And then I spin!  Here is the work of the day, two bobbins each weighing 2.5 oz. 
for a 5 oz skein which I will have to ply tomorrow!

2 comments:

  1. Grandma's quilt turned out beautifully! Can't wait to see it in person. That one is for the train house green bedroom, right?

    You sure are keeping the fiber moving right now!

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  2. Oh....that quilt is amazing. I can't believe you got the Gulf Coast to behave so nicely. That roving looks like heaven!

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